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an hour or so. that does not appear to be the case now. with the u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton arriving within an hour or two here in israel and then going straight into the meeting with prime minister netanyahu in jerusalem. what they're discussing is the last minute glitches but those glitches are significant. israel says without a long-term solution, there's no point signing an agreement. they'd rather stick with what they have got, which includes still the option of a ground invasion, if there's no agreement. at the moment, although there's been plenty of talk of it, there's no real final agreement yet, thomas. >> reservist troops are on the border with gaza. what have you heard about the fact that israel wanted to see a 24-hour period of quiet before going ahead with a cease-fire or termination truce? >> reporter: well, yeah, there was talk that israel had given a 24-hour deadline saying there's no agreement within 24 hours then a ground invasion would happen. there were some reports of that. i think more likely they're calling it a lull. a lull in fighting. that's what th
assembly despite strong opposition by the u.s. and israel. here's israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu earlier today. >> the palestinians must recognize the jewish state. and they must be prepared to end the conflict with israel once and for all. none of these vital interests, these vital interests of peace, none of them appear in the resolution that will be put forward before the general assembly today. and that is why israel cannot accept it. >> joining me now to talk more about this, former state department mideast officer joel ruben. also palestinian italian journalist and msnbc contributor willa jabroe. both israel and the u.s. say the resolution violates agreements to solve issues through negotiations which broke down two years ago. on the heels of the recent violent clashes between gaza and israel is now the right time for this vote? >> well, it's a fate acomply that the vote is going to take place. it's been in the works for some time before -- really the bigger issue is how will the parties react after it? there's been a calm reaction to far. there should be one. they need to
really seems willing do that. >> how much of a problem is this for the u.s. in that the cease-fire with israel and gaza, this man was the lynchpin in all of that, and does that have anything to do with his timing in these moves this he's attempted to make? does he feel emboldened after getting so much praise just last week or the week before? >> at root we're going to speculate it seems pretty delicious that at the exact moment that he's riding high for the first time since he took office, lots of praise from the united states add mministration saying this is a guy we can do business with, he's on the ball, foresightful, a statesman. not just a couple of days after that, morsi takes the opportunity to -- we have to be careful with saying seizing but he's certainly declared for himself powers that he's declared precedented. the opposition is ware ya that these are not the kinds of powers that people are accustomed to giving back once they take them. >> whatever his motivation, nevertheless, for the u.s., it's complicating it's awkward. it's awkward for the united states who is
bring in nbc's martin fletcher in tel aviv. martin, senior u.s. officials told nbc news to expect more from israel later today. can you add to that information? >> reporter: well, yeah, the israelis are making it as clear as they possibly can they will do anything it takes to stop the palestinian attacks on israel and to make the southern cities of israel secure. the defense minister said today and he emphasized this, and we will do anything, and i repeat anything to keep those cities secure. the israelis are emphasizing repeatedly from different sources they'll do whatever it takes. when the americans warn that israel will do more this evening, they're echoing what the israeli spokesman said earlier. this is a very difficult night ahead. >> and martin, i'm sure you heard our colleague talk about the level of tension and how the expectation of what is next is consuming those that he's witnessed in gaza. what are seeing there? is there a worry this will escalate beyond the point that we are now, which is frightening in itself? >> reporter: it certainly is frightening in itself. the big
of documents belonging to john allen. he's denied any wrong doing. a u.s. official tells nbc news that the documents could connect general allen to jill kelley. she's the same woman whose original complaint about harassing e-mails set off the initial investigation. e-mails that multiple law enforcement sources tell nbc was traced back to this woman, paula broadwell. she's admitted to an affair with dvp dp. last night fbi agents searched paula broadwell's home, the home she shares with her family. she had given them permission to go into the home. they took out boxes and apparently photo es. joining me now is jim frederick, editor at "time" magazine. i heard people joke about this and all the salacious titles. but at the heart of this are some serious and legitimate conce concerns. the president not making any huge pronouncements, but starting with general allen here, the e-mails were exchanged over a two-year span. his confirmation is being held up. that's a big deal. >> it's a huge deal. the story is changing by the hour. every hour there are new allegations as pertains to genera
congress and soon regarding the deadly aattack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. petraeus was one of three witnesses on the agenda for that closed senate hearing, which at this point is still scheduled to happen on capitol hill this thursday. either way, congress could collagen petraeus before them even as they question why they were kept in the dark about a month-long fbi inquiry that ended his tenure at the country's top spy agency. >> this thing just came so fast and so hard, and since then it's been like peeling an onion. every day another peel comes off, and you see a whole new dimension to this. my concern has actually escalated over the last few days. >> and questions also remain about why the president and the white house were not notified about the scandal surrounding petraeus until late last week. republican congressman eric cantor says he was notified back in october after being contacted by an fbi employee concerned that sensitive information may have been compromised. >> once the fbi realized it was investigating the director of the cia or the cia director came one their focus
. >> it deledge mizing what could be an important inquiry, because four americans are dead including a u.s. ambassador. we want to know what went wrong so it's not repeated. if this takes on the perception as it is of a partisan witch had you not -- witch-hunt we won't get the answers we deserve. >> the point about those who saw as a partisan witch-hunt. we showed video of senator joseph lieberman. if he does not show the same contempt as the republican senators this morning, it does certainly leave them out there without this trio or bipartisan trio that we've seen or quartet. in his interview with cnn, i'm going to read a portion of what he said when asked about susan rice. she had a distinguished career up until now. secondly, i don't know if i feel i know exactly what she was told before she went on tv that sunday. i think we ought to find out before we decide on whether she's a good or bad public servant. that's what he said on the 25th. >> but here's the problem. the senate's already voted on her once to be the ambassador of the united nations. it's not like -- i don't think anybody
the worst oil disaster in u.s. history. the environmental protection managers suspended the oil giant from securing any new government contracts for an unspecified amount of time. bp will not be able to lease new areas of exploration from the u.s. government, including territories in the gulf of mexico. 11 people died and almost 5 million barrels of oil spilled when the deepwater whorizon exploded in 2010. >>> coming up, how republicans and democrats are preparing their parties for what a final deal on the fiscal cliff could really look like. nbc's senior political editor mark murray will join us with the first read. >>> just today, lottery officials increase the size of tonight's record powerball jackpot. going to tell you how much it's worth now. updated just a short time ago. be sure to check out the "news nation" tumblr page. he claims he is not impressed with the lotto hype but did give money to the pool. that's a behind the scenes photo of the day. ♪ [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. medicare open enrollment. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make ch
from the outset he believed this was a deadly attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi by involving al qaeda affiliates. >> it sounds like you're suggesting there's a double standard going on. that's certainly what the president is saying in the press conference the other day, and a lot of democrats feel there's unfairness going on here. it seems to me if you're going to send a top administration official in to testify before congress, you can't then complain when that person gets made a fall guy. that's sort of why you send them in there. >> right. at this point -- it does boil down who will the fall guy be, if you will, in this, colonel, i mean, where does it stop? in the end the ultimate responsibility here is to find out exactly what happened. there's real time video now that they've been privy to. is this about a fall guy or solutions? >> i don't think they'll be -- a, i don't think they can find a fall guy. b, they may run out of time altogether. there's lots of important stuff to do right now with respect to the budget, and i think they're going to start focusing
the white house. now to the politics playing out over the aaattack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. senate leaders say they will now investigate the talking points given to u.n. ambassador susan rice and why they did not reflect cia findings shortly after the attack that was a terrorist-related incident. on "meet the press" senate intelligence committee chairperson dianne feinstein defended the house against allegations it changed the script for plital purposes ahead of the election. >> this whole process is going to be checked out. we're going to find out who made changes in the original statement. until we do, i really think it's unwarranted to make accusations. >> and joining me now is rachel smolk and michael smirkonish and jimmy williams. ray she will, let me start off with you. i want to play a couple of other clips from "meet the press." let me play lindsey graham, because what we heard from senator feinstein was a response to some of the comments made particularly by mr. graha miker. >> would this white house mislead people about american security events? i think they might. when t
specifically. he said that the u.s. had agreed to help in stopping the smuggling of weapons. not just egypt but the u.s. being directly involved in that process. that most likely was part of what allowed the israeli side at least to sign up for this. so it will be interesting to see how that will pan out. you also have in 24 hours the israeli government agreeing to the easing of the blockade in place on gaza since 2006. what that means and specifics of that have yet to be outlined. >> do we know anymore of which israeli enemy is trying to smuggle through egypt and in to hamas weapons? do we know anyone that's tried to take responsibility? >> reporter: yeah, the prime minister was specific on that. he said it was iran. he said it was iran that was responsible for smuggling those weapons and we know that there's weapons smuggled in from libya, as well. there's multiple fronts but the prime minister specifically mentioned iran and he mentioned the complicated world and the complicated set of enemies that israel had to deal with in recent years and interesting that he mentioned the united state
the u.s. supreme court on whether the justices whether enter the battle over same-sex marriage in this country. that announcement expected anytime now. the justices met behind closed doors this morning to talk about a series of cases that could take up relating to same-sex marriage, at least four of the nine justices have to agree to take up a case. pete williams joining us live now by telephone from inside the supreme court building. pete, first of all, what what are the separate issues here that the justices could be taking a look at? >> well, there are two and it seems the most likely if the court will take any of these cases is a challenge to a federal law called the defense of marriage act passed by congress in 1996, signed by president clinton. and it says if a couple a legally married under state law, one of the nine states that now or soon will grant the right for same-sex couples to get married, those marriages are not recognized under federal law and as a practical matter, that deprives those couples of about 1,000 federal benefits. that law has been challenged by law
that won election to the u.s. senate. tamron, i wouldn't be surprised if we see a whole lot of women both win election and win reelection come november 6th. you mentioned some of the democratic women who are running. there are actually a lot of republican women. and even if they don't win their contests, they're running some of the best campaigns this cycle. deb fisher in nebraska, linda lingle in hawaii there are lat of women running. >> close to $100 million of her own money in one of her campaign ads. she points out she went through bankruptcy and pulled herself up, which would certainly be an appealing message to some voters on either side. we'll see what happens in the races where we're keeping our eye on i guess the year of women 2.0, or whatever they call these things these days. thank you so much, mark. great pleasure. >>> coming up, if president obama wins, could his victory be a template for democratic victories for years to come, a template maybe your kids' kids will be talking about? >>> plus, no booze on election day? wtf! why there is a ban, yeah, i said it. why is there a b
-mail or fax. that's the first time ever athat a u.s. citizen not in the military is allowed to do so. ron allen is at the county board of elections office in jersey city with the very latest. what's the climate there, ron? >> reporter: tamron, we've met a number of people displaced, without power, orde dealing wit other kinds of difficulties because of the storm but yet, come here to vote. there's a long line of people here all day. the bottom line is the state of new jersey is trying to make it as easy as possible for people to vote. that's why you can vote by e-mail or fax. it's a very confused situation, though, because at this point at this late hour they're taking an inventory of polling places to see which ones can operate. power is an essential part of the whole situation. in some places they con stall date polling stations together and they make makeshift centers and parking lots with tents bringing in emergency generators to make it possible for people to vote. the bottom line is they're telling people to check the websites, but if you have any doubt go to your polling place, you
. the president will focus on expanding u.s. trade and economic ties in the region supporting democracy and human rights and working through regional institutions to assure they abide by rules of the road. now, you know as part of his broader agenda the president has focused on expanding our presence in asia. the positive economic impact of dpoog doing that will be felt for yearsing to ing toto come and is elemental for the american economy in the 21st century. this is important work that needs to be done. there are meetings at the east asia summit and a meeting with the association of southeast asian nations he'll participate in. that's something he looks forward to. >> a question on treasury secretary geithner's future. has he agreed to stay on through the fiscal cliff nxegotiations until they're completed and perhaps until a successor is confirmed? >> secretary geithner has indicated that he'll stay on through inauguration and he will be obviously, a key participant in the negotiations around the so-called fiscal cliff issues. so the president very much appre
was -- that was a different time and other countries agreed with the u.s. at that time that there was a danger of weapons of mass destruction. they're looking at it as a case by case they say and to the power they bring to this they intend to try to block the nomination if it goes forward. republicans don't have enough votes necessarily but they try to do. >> right. those facts are true, absolutely. again, but what the president pointed out today is he's not making a decision regarding the future of ambassador rice. so this seems to be obviously the legitimate concerns regarding benghazi and if they choose to ask the questions of ambassador rice about the series of interviews she did including "meet the press" and like a two-track attack and why the president said he believes he or some might see her as an easy target. i want play what senator rice had to say about rice and a possible confirmation. >> she has a lot of explaining to do. she has yet to come forward and explain why she gave the misleading information to the american public and we don't have the answers to that yet. and i for one need answer
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